Chicago, IL (November 24, 2014)—Black Lion Audio has released its B12A MKII, a single-channel microphone preamp which it says is “in the style of an API 312A.” The unit will reach dealers in December.
The MKII version of the B12A features an upgraded input transformer, reportedly higher gain, and lower noise than the original B12A. It also sports an output transformer, a Hi-Z input, phantom power, pad, phase and is housed in a 1U, 1/2 rack chassis. All Black Lion Audio products are designed and manufactured in Chicago, Illinois.
“The original B12A was very popular, but we were continually being asked by customers to modify them for more gain,” commented Nate Bierdeman, director of Marketing for Black Lion Audio. “So we created the MKII with higher gain and lower noise. This revision also gave us the opportunity to integrate a nicer input transformer, and has resulted in an incredible-sounding preamp with lots of API-style gain.”
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